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Tasmania’s three Ps a logical place to start

News, Tasmania | 19th October 2016

Preview of the Tasmania Report 2016, published in the Burnie (North-West Coast) Advocate newspaper, 19th October 2016

Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake releases submission on Australian Council for Educational Research review of years 9 to 12

News | 4th October 2016

Michelle Wisbey | The Examiner | 4th October 2016 Saul Eslake says the strong link between educational attainment and economic outcomes is something we cannot ignore. The Tasmanian economist made the comments in a submission to the Australian Council for Educational Research’s review of years 9 to 12 in the state. In July, Education Minister […]

Good on you

News | 3rd September 2016

Good on you | The Economist | 3rd September 2016 Australia has weathered the China slowdown and commodities slump well. What has it done right? “With the exception of China itself, no country has benefited more from China’s rapid growth and industrialization than Australia”Saul EslakeTHE last time Australia was in recession, Mikhail Gorbachev led the […]

Darkside of the boom: four reasons lower home ownership is a big worry

News | 24th July 2016

Matt Wade | Sydney Morning Herald | 24th July 2016 The sharp decline in home ownership rates will have far reaching consequences. The latest instalment of the respected Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (known as HILDA), released on Wednesday, showed the most pronounced slump has been in the states that host our […]

The implications of the ‘Brexit’ vote 24th June 2016

News | 24th June 2016

Ticky Fullerton | ABC Lateline | 10th May 2016 Ticky Fullerton speaks with Saul Eslake and asks what impact the Brexit will have on the Australian economy and its markets. Transcript TICKY FULLERTON, PRESENTER: So what does a Brexit mean for Australia’s financial markets and trade relationships and will it have an impact on our […]

Debate: Saul Eslake and Sinclair Davidson

News | 10th May 2016

Emma Alberici | ABC Lateline | 10th May 2016 EMMA ALBERICI: A short time ago I was joined by independent economist Saul Eslake from Hobart; and in Melbourne, Sinclair Davidson, professor of institutional economics at RMIT University and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.Gentlemen, welcome. SINCLAIR DAVIDSON, PROF., RMIT UNIVERSITY: Thank […]

Interview with Peter van Onselen and Paul Kelly on Sky News’ Australian Agenda program

News | 8th May 2016

Peter Van Onselen | Sky News’ Australian Agenda | 8th May 2016 PETER VAN ONSELEN: Welcome back, you’re watching Australian Agenda. We’ve just been talking to the Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, and we’re going to talk now live to Saul Eslake, former chief economist at both ANZ and Merrill Lynch. He joins us live from […]

Building on the past

News, Profile | 7th May 2016

Sally Glaetzer | Hobart Mercury | 7th May 2016 I HAD not pictured the workplace of one of Australia’s bestknown economists to be such a menagerie. Two excited dogs rush in and out of the flap door, which leads from Saul Eslake’s home office to a walled garden. Stairs in the original area of the […]


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“You are one of the best at what you do in the world”
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“I have never known an economist to have such a knowledge of world economic facts and to be able to bring to bear so much information in answering a question without notice”
Charles Goode, Chairman, ANZ Bank, July 2009

“Saul Eslake is … a highly regarded independent economist with the highest degree of integrity"
John Durie, Columnist, The Australian, July 2009

“… one of the few people in this world who can have so many oranges up in the air at the same time but still manage to catch them"
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